It’s Not You, It’s Me: How to Manage Long-Term Partnerships
*Collaboration & Partnership
As the pipeline of clinical trial work evolves and changes over time, the importance of quality relationships between sites and sponsors/CROs will increase. Sponsors and CROs will engage sites that align with current and mid-term projected opportunities, and why remaining in long-term contact will become even more important. Attendees will leave this session with insight into navigating clinical trial evolution to position your site for success.
Advanced Social Media Tactics That Work
*Development & Marketing
Most patient recruitment experts agree that social media works. The problem is knowing which social media tactics generate the results you need, when you need them. This session will walk you through advanced social media strategies and tactics to help you consistently meet your enrollment goals.
Leveraging Technology to Improve Operations
*Digitalization, Data & Technology
What technology is right for your site? How quickly do the investments you make into new technology pay off? This panel discussion will cover what sites should know when selecting technology, how sites can adopt electronic platforms to drive their success, and lessons learned from the selection, purchase, implementation, and utilization phases.
Trust-Building: Utilizing Your Data to Validate Your Site
*Digitalization, Data & Technology
With sponsors and CROs having increased awareness of sites’ potential patient access, gone are the days when studies were awarded based on site information forms or site selection visits alone. This session will help you understand the data sources that sponsors and CROs are using to further validate your site and provide perspective on what kinds of data you should keep and share to position your site for selection.
Exploring the Meaning of Diversity & How it Impacts the Clinical Research Site
The importance of including and enrolling diverse patient populations in clinical research studies continues to gain momentum. In 2017, SCRS took a strong stance on this topic with the creation of the Diversity Awareness Program to evaluate and measure the inclusion of diverse patients globally. Join this session to learn about the SCRS Diversity Program while providing feedback in an interactive focus group. The discussion aims to engage participants with perspective and knowledge on the enrollment of diverse patient populations at your site and in your region or community.
Keeping the Lights On: Running Efficiently When Resources Are Tight
We all know that things have been hard over the past year and many sites have struggled to keep the lights on. In this session, hear from experts about what you need to pay closest attention to operationally and financially to keep your good work on track and to mitigate the possibility of shutting down studies and sites.
Using Patients Stipends to Establish Fair Market Value
Creating an appropriate patient compensation plan is an important aspect of recruitment and retention success. But how do sites know what the industry benchmark is in order to establish a level playing field? During this session, sites and other industry representatives will share their experience and perspective on payment information for specific indications and identify Fair Market Value for patient stipends.
This Is My Study Team, These Are The Costs
Who determines the number of PIs, CRCs, and other essential staff the study team should consist of? What are the costs associated with hiring and training your study team, and how can you negotiate a fair cost with your sponsor? We will also discuss how to uncover reimbursements and ensure that you have invoiced for everything as we hear about a site that “found” $1.8M in uninvoiced payables.
Cancel Culture: What Do I Do When My Trial Gets Cancelled?
Many sites had several COVID-19 studies that were supposed to start with reserved staff for these studies, but then COVID-19 became better controlled and many studies have now been cancelled or postponed. What happens now? How do we manage the financial costs and resources lost to trials that never happen? In this session, we’ll talk about how to recover from postponed of cancelled trials.
Dissecting a Clinical Trial Agreement
*Legal, Operations & Administration
Clinical trial agreements (CTAs) are lengthy, detailed, and often difficult to understand. How does your site navigate breaking down a typical CTA? Speakers will identify key sections to hone in on and pay attention to, bring attention to oft-negotiated sections, and share resources such as SCRS’ CLEAR guidelines that provide sites with support in the process.
Enrollment & Engagement: How to Acquire & Keep Patients in Trials Using Data-Driven Decisions
We live in a world where we need to compete for time and loyalty when it comes to everything from health to ice cream. In this session, learn how to enroll top patients and how to keep them by using behavioral science data to make your decisions.
Managing Burnout in a Post-Pandemic Age
We have never been through something like this before in our lifetime. And while many of us are doing “just fine”, the grind of balancing work and life during the pandemic has taken a toll. In this session, learn how we can take better care of our patients, our team, and ourselves as we discuss how to manage burnout in a post-pandemic era.
The Best Staffing Models for Better Quality, Enrollment & Margins
The right staffing model can quickly turn an average site into a high-performing site with efficient operations. But which staffing model is the right fit for your staff and capabilities? This session will identify why most traditional staffing models underperform and share ways to realign job functions to match staffing skills and credentials.
A Shared Vision: Boosting Your Research Operations
*Legal, Operations & Administration
Establishing a shared vision for clinical research within your organization will support the alignment of your large physician group or hospital system’s research operations. Speakers will provide an administrative overview of the clinical, regulatory, and financial risks of a research business line and discuss how to determine the best research staffing model to drive quality and profitability.
My Staff is Disappearing
At the site level, we find ourselves training new employees from scratch, but then we lose them to higher paying jobs offered by sponsors and others in the clinical trial process. How can we better work together to keep talent and benefit the sites without constantly starting over? In this session, we will learn about how collaboration is key and what you can be doing to keep talented individuals on your side.
Study Start-Up: Beyond Regulatory, Budgets & Contracts
When our industry thinks of study start-up, we mainly focus on regulatory documents and fully executed contracts. We often overlook the other components that also need to be in place before screening the initial patient can be screened. In this session, sites will share lessons learned and must-do’s before starting a study.